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  • Unity icon

    Unity

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, and a Pro subscription at 75$ a month...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

    • Unity has a very different UI and requires code to use
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Godot Engine

    Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku FreeBSD

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    GDevelop

    GDevelop is an open source game creation software, allowing to make games for the web (HTML5) or for Windows and Linux. No programming or coding skill is required! It is easy to use and powerful enough for advanced users. Game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPad

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    Construct 2

    Construct 2 is a 2D game development engine, no programming required! All games made in Construct 2 export to HTML5. Construct 2 also has other export options such as PhoneGap, AppMobi, Kongregate and Scirra Arcade. Making...

    Freemium Windows

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    Unreal Engine

    Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    Scratch

    Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Scratch is too limited and focused on hobbyists/learners while stencyl is capable of making more complicated games and commercially publishing them
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Polycode icon

    Polycode

    Polycode is a C++ and Lua framework for building interactive applications. It is free, open source and cross-platform.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Ren'Py

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    LÖVE

    Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

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    CocoStudio

    cocos2d-x is a cross platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile gamedev, that is fast and stable, easy to learn and use.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10

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    RPG Maker

    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.

    Commercial Windows

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    Superpowers

    Superpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games. It can be extended with plugins and lets you collaborate in real-time.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    GameMaker: Studio

    Design your own computer games with a drag-and-drop event/action system, and introduce yourself to coding at your own pace.

    Freemium Windows

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    Open RPG Maker

    Open RPG Maker is a free and open source clone of features from the RPG Maker series (i.e. rpgmaker200, rpgmaker2003, rpgmakerxp), as well as many other features. All of the data files are in XML format and are easily editable with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    FlashDevelop

    FlashDevelop is a free and open source (MIT license) code editor for Actionscript (2 and 3), Flex (MXML) and HaXe. It offers: * syntax highlighting, bookmarks and tasks (TODO) handling * Comprehensive Find and Replace Dialog *...

    Open Source Windows

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    Construct Classic

    Construct is a free, DirectX 9 game creator for Windows, designed for 2D games. It uses an event based system for defining how the game behaves, in a visual, human-readable way - you dont need to program or script anything at all. Its...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last version was released in February 2012
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    ENIGMA - LateralGM

    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker. Its intention is to provide you with a quality game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    QICI Engine

    QICI Engine is a free and opensource JavaScript library, based on free and opensource game engine Phaser, with a web-based comprehensive suite of HTML5 game making editor. QICI Engine is made up of three parts: QICI Core, QICI...

    Open Source Mac Windows GitHub

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    Game Editor

    Game Editor is the open source game design software that gives you the power to create the games of your dreams, and, unlike other game creation tools, gives you the chance to get and change the source code of the game creator and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No updates since Jan 2013 : https://sourceforge.net/projects/game-editor/
  • Wick Editor icon

    Wick Editor

    The Wick Editor is a free online tool that facilitates the production of web-based, multimedia projects. Wick aims to make web technologies more accessible, letting individuals create everything from basic animations to complex video...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Playir

    Create your own mobile apps & 3D multiplayer games with our super-easy design tools for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5! Less programming, more playing. Drag and drop - Makes your own menus and levels by simply dragging...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Phaser

    Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Adventure Game Studio icon

    Adventure Game Studio

    Adventure Game Studio provides the tools to make your own adventure, for free! Bring your story and artwork and slot it in, and let AGS do the rest. AGS provides everything you need from within one easy-to-use application. Create...

    Free Windows

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    Gamesalad

    GameSalad Creator is an authoring tool developed by GameSalad, Inc. (formerly Gendai Games) aimed primarily at non-programmers for composing games in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and a behavior-based logic system....

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Platinum Arts Sandbox

    Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source free game maker, free RPG Maker, free sidescroller maker, free Machinima creator, and game design tool that makes it easy for kids and adults to create video games, maps and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • MonoGame icon

    MonoGame

    One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud GitHub

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    TyranoBuilder

    Start making your own multi-platform video games right NOW, even if you know nothing about game programming or scripting! TyranoBuilder’s suite of intuitive drag-and-drop tools allows you to create high quality visual novels with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Steam

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    ClickTeam Fusion

    [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.] Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5! With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly...

    Commercial Windows

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    001 Game Creator

    Bring your game ideas and concepts to life with 001 Game Creator, which gives you the power to create a variety of game genres. With simple point-and-click scripting, and high customisability of characters, monsters, items and magic...

    Free Personal Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Whitestorm.js icon

    Whitestorm.js

    Whitestorm.js is a framework for 3D web apps built with Three.js technology. It implements a core for fast development of a 3D scene with physics.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Wintermute Engine Development Kit icon

    Wintermute Engine Development Kit

    Wintermute Engine Development Kit is a set of tools for creating and running graphical “point&click” adventure games, both traditional 2D ones and modern 2.5D games (3D characters on 2D backgrounds). The kit includes the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.1 beta, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Atomic Game Engine

    The Atomic Game Engine features a cross-platform editor with deployment to Windows, OSX, Linux, WebGL, Android, and iOS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Defold Engine icon

    Defold Engine

    Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Blitz3D

    Create 2D and 3D Games for Windows. If you've been yearning to create games but have been frustrated by the complexity of programming languages such as C++ or Java, you've come to the right place! Blitz3D provides a...

    Open Source Windows

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    Build a Game Universe

    The Build a Game Universe is your spot for building, playing, sharing and selling your game and content creations. It’s intuitive design allows you to create games with ease and bring your imagination to life.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Steam

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